Chianti Classico Riserva Castello Di Monsanto :
Accessible example of the style and unique character of the wines of Castello di Monsanto. A wine with two faces: readiness and at the same time the evolutionary momentum. By far the most produced label by the company, testifying that the company’s philosophy towards Il Sangiovese, which acquires strength and tension on their soils that should be expected. One of the oldest labels in Italy, whose commercial diffusion, which began in the 60s of the last century, made it an ambassador of the entire denomination in the world.
About The Producer, Castello Di Monsanto:
There are two places in Monsanto that capture every visitor for the charm and the magic that is perceived: the Poggio’s hill and the historic cellar of the ‘700.
Being able to transmit at least a tenth of the emotions you experience visiting the Monsanto winery is very difficult. The aromas, the echoes, the silences, the layers of noble molds make it a unique place that deserves at least one visit.
The company has its origin from here. So from a climb on the Poggio and from a descent into the cellar, the idea of making a Cru in Chianti Classico was born for the first time. It was 1962 when the first 6,000 bottles of the Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio were produced.
Of the 72 hectares planted with vineyards, between 260 and 310 meters s.l.m., 56 ha are in Sangiovese, the vine in which the company has deeply believed from the beginning. The Sangiovese clones present in the vineyards come from a mass selection of vines found in the vineyard Il Poggio, “the mother” of all the vineyards of Monsanto. In a small percentage are then present the two historical vines of the Chianti Classico vine: Canaiolo and Colorino.